Calling all the Rihannas and Cardi B from the closet: join the #MetGalaChallenge


Written by Ananda Pellerin, The Territory

The Met Gala is usually on the big night of fashion. But with the exhibition of costumes of costumes this year, “About Time: Fashion and Duration”, postponed indefinitely, on the first Monday of may, which usually sees the celebrities hitting the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, was left in Need of a healthy dose of glamour.

Go up to the red carpet regularly and the star “Pose” Billy Porter, who associated with Vogue to challenge the seamstresses of the household to recreate some of the looks more emblematic of Met Galas of yesteryear, using items found at home and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #metgalachallenge.
Ariana Grande at the Gala 2018

Ariana Grande at the Met Gala 2018 “heavenly Bodies: fashion and the catholic imagination” Image: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

Jeff Johnson, professor of choir in the school of Minneapolis, took the opportunity and recreated the look doppelganger of Jared Leto (courtesy of Gucci) of the Met Gala last year.

“When I saw the challenge, I thought, why not risk it? I always liked the fashion of the Met Gala and I saw the transmission of the red carpet whenever it was possible and I checked the look with friends the next day,” he said by e-mail. . .

“I chose this look because the style of gender fluid and without effort Jared Leto has always been inspiring. It took Me a few hours to build it, since I had materials and was securely attached to the garland of crystal. I loved every minute of it!”

Rihanna at the Met Gala 2018 and Sanja Nestorovic recreate the look at home

Rihanna at the Met Gala 2018 and Sanja Nestorovic recreate the look at home Image: courtesy of Sanja Nestorovic

The new york Sanja Nestorovic paid tribute to the set of John Galliano, inspired by the Pope and inspired by the jewelry, which Rihanna wore in the inauguration of the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in 2018.

“The dress of Rihanna probably took around five hours. Everything I make is recyclable. Without fabric. Without stitching. Paper, garbage bags and tape,” he said in a direct message on Instagram.

Some participants were already prepared for the challenge, including Aili Adalia Boler, 7 years old, which recreates the looks of Met Gala for several years at his home in Atlanta, with the help of her mother, Kanaya Monet.

Zendaya (left) at the Gala

Zendaya (left) at the Gala “Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garcons” is met in 2017, and the young lady Aili Adalia Boler.

“It all started in 2017, when Aili and I were watching the Met Gala 2017”, said Monet in an e-mail. “Aili mentioned how much I loved the dress the star of Disney Zendaya. I loved it so much that I asked if I could make it look similar. I thought:” why not? “I went the next day to pick up everything I needed to recreate the dress. It was the best I could. So I did, and I published it to share it with the momentum of Aili. We had No idea that it would become viral”.

Cardi B (left) at the Gala Met

Cardi B (left) at the Gala Met “heavenly Bodies: fashion and the catholic imagination” of 2017, and Aili Adalia Boler, 7 years old, in its appropriation.

Since then, Aili has faced Cardi B and Janelle Monae. “Usually, we see the Met Gala and then Aili choose your favorite, and in 24 hours I will have the recreation complete. We are really cool and efficient with that now.”

#MetGalaChallenge runs until 3 may. The winners will be announced on the 4th of may and will publish a selection of entries on the web site of Vogue and on the page of Instagram of the magazine.